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Prohibition Prophecy: What did the Mean & Murderous Tenants Want to Control & Keep for Themselves?

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Sat, Aug 2, 2014 - 1:35 am
A grove of green olives & an olive press of granite.
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A grove of black olives & an olive press of sandstone.
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A grove of Kalamata olives & an olive press made of gold.
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A grove of Barnea olives & an olive press made of diamonds.
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An orchard of apple trees & an applesauce press.
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A grove of mango trees.
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A plantation of date palms.
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Frankincense and myrrh.
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A school of woodworking.
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Trade routes for smuggling.
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A vineyard of grapes & a winepress.
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1922, Must Christians Choose Between the Bible and Prohibition?

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Tue, Nov 20, 2012 - 12:01 pm

In 1922 John Erskine Ph.D., LLD, published a short book, more like an extended essay, entitled, Must Christians Choose Between the Bible and Prohibition? In the first paragraph he sets out the thesis: Prohibition is incompatible with Christianity.

He gives it a personalized tone through relaying key points in his conversations with a Presbyterian friend.

Fruit Flies Self Medicate with Alcohol

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Fri, Feb 24, 2012 - 2:55 am

In a bizarre twist, the news outlet I’ve taken to calling the Pwned By Sadists Inside the Möbius Beltway Hour published an interesting finding.

Apparently fruit flies drink alcohol to self medicate. It keeps them safe from parasites. Some of you may be thinking, “I’ve heard of that: absinthe, the wormwood in absinthe is well known to flush intestinal parasites.” But that’s only partly what is at work, based on my understanding of this report.


Submitted by Thinking CAP on Mon, Oct 24, 2011 - 6:18 pm

Here you will find a collection of pages having to do with alcohol.

Ken Burns’ Prohibition

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Sun, Oct 2, 2011 - 4:04 pm


A nearly 6 hour series on alcohol prohibition begins tonight. Ken Burn and Lynn Novick segmented the shows into three parts: A Nation of Drunkards, A Nation of Scofflaws, and A Nation of Hypocrites.

I've not yet seen anything other than the trailer.

In case you don't live in New England, you don't subscribe to a local PBS station, or your PBS station doesn't cover this series, I've scanned in a few portions the WGBH TV guide.

The cover

The inside cover

Quarter-page ad

Ken Burns interview

Mike Lozon Shines

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 - 12:35 pm

Mike Lozon shared his unwinding of the twisted "facts" from Drug Warriors and prohibitionists — which he used to be — to realize that prohibition is failed. Mr.

TIME: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 - 1:01 am

John Cloud, writing for TIME presents some interesting new research.

For a while it's been known that moderate drinkers of alcohol, people who consume 1 to 3 drinks per day, live longer than people who drink far more and those who completely abstain. But it seems there is some new research out

Alcohol a Bigger Menace, But Drugs Get Most Blame

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Sat, May 22, 2010 - 8:49 pm

Alcohol a bigger menace, but drugs get most blame

William Raspberry William Raspberry, author. Date unknown; perhaps 1993. (View entire clipping)

Mr. Raspberry makes some great points like this, "The people who make and enforce the law know respectable members of the community (perhaps including themselves) who use alcohol without abusing it.

"Moreover, there is a tendancy of those in charge to elevate the pleasures of the well-off and denigrate those [pleasures] associated with the poor.

" But serious penalty means building more prison cells, even at the cost of reduced funding for education…

"…less as criminals and more as people with a problem that demands education and medical attention.

William Raspberry, past winner of the Capital Press Club's Journalist of the Year award, is a columnist for The Washington Post.

He also brings up many racial disparities.


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